DEP Shifts District Office Boundary Lines

As seen in the Florida Specifier, February 2013.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection shifted the boundaries of many of its seven district offices, a move design to level out the workload around the state.  The shift of district lines became effective January 1, 2013.  The change is expected to benefit taxpayers due to a decrease in drive-time between district offices and the public, according to the agency.  Some of the the changes include:  Sumter County and all Marion County will now be served by the Central District.  Indian River County is now part of the Southeast District instead of the Central District.

The agency said any pending permit applications, compliance assistance matters and enforcement issues in process before Jan 1 will be handled by the previous district office.